No, we won't give you a hand job or a golden shower.
We're really happy when our clients enjoy the massage, and we know that they feel good, but loud moaning and groaning usually distracts us from what we're doing and it can make us feel uncomfortable.
There's nothing to be embarrassed about — we're professionals. Plus, if we're working on certain areas, your clothes will have to be out of the way if you want to get the best possible massage — it's kinda hard to do good work on your hips if we're constantly trying to move your underwear out of the way. So depending on what's getting massaged, get those clothes out of the way, or at least ask your massage therapist what's best. And also, you can keep certain stuff on if you're too uncomfortable bringing the full monty.
We want you to feel respected and safe with us so that you can relax and receive the therapy you need. So we set our own boundaries too, like never massaging breast tissue — on anyone — or going farther than about 2/3 of the way up the legs.
Got back pain? Get a massage. What about a sports injury? Massage it! Just got out of surgery? Lymphatic drainage might help. Literally anyone can use a massage here and there, and our clients range from the average Joe who plays sports to celebrities to people in the armed forces. Massages are great for recovery just as much as they are amazing for stress and emotional distress.
We really work out your muscles when you're here. Seeing us a few days before your event — whether that's a basketball tournament or moving into a new home — will give them time to recover so that they're strong and READY for whatever comes their way.
We don't want to make anything worse than it might already be, so if you've recently been injured, it's probably best to check with your doctor, because they'll know which stage of healing it's in. The same goes if you recently became ill or if you're on medications — massages can mildly affect how the liver and kidneys function, which can change how medications work. If your doc gives the OK, then we'll be ready for you.
While each of us starts massage therapy for different reasons, one thing we all have in common is the desire to help people and improve their well-being. We really do put our hearts into our hands.